WAMA News - January 20, 2014

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WAMA News - January 20, 2014

Postby askmike » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:56 pm

The 28th WammiesTM



WAMA, BMI, The Little City, and The State Theatre Present³

The 28th Wammies Award Show
Sun. February 16th
8 pm
at the State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Performers to be announced soon! The pre-show VIP Reception for Sponsors/ Patron Tables, Performers and Press will be held at Argia's. To purchase tickets and Sponsor/Patron Tables to the WAMA's Biggest Party of the Year, click TIX.

28th Wammies Ballot
The 28th Wammies Ballot is due Thurs. Feb. 6th at midnight.
Don't forget to VOTE
Remember: Only current WAMA Members can vote. Need to join or renew? Click JOIN

Volunteers Needed
Help out either at the Wammies or before, and get a free ticket.
Email dcmusic@wamadc.com

Wammies Advertising
The Wammies offer a great opportunity to publized your name or band, either as a ad in the Wammies program or in the WAMA Newsletter. For reasonable rates, go to Ads, or call 703-368-3300. Feb. 6th deadline for ads for the Wammies Program.

28th Wammie Nomination CD
WAMA and House Studio DC will be putting together a 28th Wammie Nomination CD for this years Wammies, which will be available online and the night of the award show. Any Artist who was nominated for an award on the 28th Wammies Ballot may be included on this compilation album.

To be included in this year's 28th Wammie Nomination CD, please send nominated track info to jake@housestudiodc.com with subject line (2013 Wammie nomination CD release form). Then follow the directions on the corresponding email. Limited amount of spots are available so get tracks in now! The album will be sold both the night of the event and available online. Submissions deadline is February 14th!


Fan Favorite Award
Vote for your Fan Favorite by clicking FAV. Unlike the Wammies Ballot, you do not have to be WAMA member to vote for the Fan Favorite Award. So tell all your friends to vote!

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National & International Music News


Post Pandora Rate Court Ruling:
Universal Music Publishing Re-Ups With BMI
January 30, 2014
By Ed Christman
Rate-Court

"Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has entered into a short-term deal for its entire catalog to remain a part of the blanket license offered by BMI to all music users."

Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer, dies at 94
January 28, 2014
By Bart Barnes
Pete Seeger

"...The time was Aug. 18, 1955. The setting: a hearing of the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was ferreting out Communist influences in post-World War II America. The banjo-picking witness before the committee was Pete Seeger, and he had been asked, 'What is your profession or occupation'?”

‘Pete believed in us and that meant everything’ —
Tom Paxton remembers Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014
By Tom Paxton
Tom Talks Pete

" Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago.
— Pete Seeger
I first heard these words sung by a colleague, Len Chandler, at the Gaslight in Greenwich Village in 1960. I felt as I listened to its rolling cadences that I had somehow always known this song; it was a classic and I wasn’t at all surprised to hear from Len that Pete Seeger had written it."

Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into
Musicians Hall of Fame
January 29, 2014
12 Inducted

"The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell...Randy Bachman from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, country musician Jimmy Capps, bass guitarist Will Lee, rhythm guitarist Corki Casey O'Dell and country guitarist Velma Smith. Posthumous inductions went to Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with his band Double Trouble, and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith."

Vinyl Pressing Plants In Short Supply
January 20, 2014
The Vinyl Future

"With vinyl sales growing strongly over the last 6 years, it's not a surprise that vinyl pressing plants appear to be in short supply."

Newport Jazz Fest Lineup!
1/22/14
Newport Jazz

"Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John and David Sanborn are among the artists making the journey to Rhode Island for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival."

Pollstar’s 2013 North American Concert Numbers
1/10/14
Billions and Billions

"Pollstar estimates the total size of the North American concert business hit a new record high of $5.1 billion. That’s a particularly surprising number in light of the fact that in 2000 the total was only $1.7 billion...Total tickets sold by the Top 100 was up 9.2% at 40.07 million. That is 3.37 million more tickets than in 2012."

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Local Notes



Michael League and his band Snarky Puppy won a Grammy award for Best R&B Performance. Micheal attended Centreville High School in VA, and was a former student of Ron Goad.
Puppy

The Airman of Note's "Jing, Jing, Jing" from their "Cool Yule" CD was used near the beginning of the movie "The Five Year Engagement" (2012) as background music in a scene. There's a screen shot from the end credits on their Facebook page.

King Street Bluegrass was #1 on the ReverbNation Americana charts for Alexandria, VA.

Maysa Leak's song "Quiet Fire" was nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category, resulting in her first trip to the Grammy Awards.

Fort Knox Recordings has made Mixcloud's Best of 2013 list for the Top 100 Cloudcasters for the 3rd year in a row.

Nikia Sayre had an article in the Evening Sun about her recording her first album at Sound Works.


Video Views

Rock And Roll Interviews:
"Jack Boyle"

Pollstar is hosting "a series of interviews presented by The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and the North American Concert Promoters Association. The second in the series is Jack Boyle, co-founder of Cellar Door Productions. Boyle, with partner Sam L'Hommedieu, built the Washington, D.C.-based promotion company while building venues like The Crazy Horse, The Bayou and, of course, The Cellar Door. Boyle shares stories about catering Kentucky Fried Chicken for Gordon Lightfoot to his predictions on future superstars."

RDGLDGRN
"Doing The Most"

Their video features Dave Grohl and Pharrell Williams.

JV's Restaurant
"JV's"

Pete Seeger Video
"Music from Oil Drums" (1956)

"The film presents Pete Seeger (who wrote a manual for playing steel drums) visiting steel drums makers and players in trinidad."

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Online Resources


Do concert posters still matter?
January 22, 2014
By Chris Robley
Posters

"...With that much information and visual branding shouting for attention, can a concert poster really cut above the noise? And if you’re already working with a small promotion budget for each show, is it worth it for indie artists to create and distribute concert posters?"

Making money from your music in 2014: the 7 C’s
January 24, 2014
By Ariel Hyatt
DIY 7 C's

"...I believe the way a vast majority of artists will make money in 2014 will be through crowd funding. However, crowd funding will not work unless you actually have a crowd who is willing to fund. This is why authentic communication and a plan are vital."

How to Create a Music Marketing Budget in 4 Simple Steps
January 29, 2014
By Dave Cool
4 Steps

"One of the most important things you can do to prepare for the year ahead is to create a budget for your musical activities. Having a budget will give you a much clearer look at where you want to go financially, how you’ll get there, and what your progress is along the way."

20 Sneaky Rules About Being in a Band
That No One Ever Told You
January 22, 2014
By Sari Delmar
Sneaky Rules

(WAMA note - this has useful info for solos & duos too)
"This industry is clouded with unspoken rules that define your band’s career every day. I’ve seen the frustration on both sides of the fence. Artists frustrated because they crossed a line they didn’t know existed and got shot down by a promoter/agent etc. and industry cursing a band because “THEY DONT UNDERSTAND!!!” Perhaps this keeps happening because no one has ever explained the inner industry politics to these artists. No one has ever said, “this rule exists to preserve this and when you are ignorant to it, it pisses everyone off!” Instead we go on cursing each other rather than working together."

12 Days of Monetization - A Summary
of the 13-part Cyber PR Guest Post Series
January 16, 2014
By Ariel Hyatt
12 Days

"I’m guessing that you may have already begun to make some resolutions for 2014 and I am also guessing that making more money from your art may have been on your list of resolutions… If this is the case (or if this sounds good to you) look no further! I reached out to some of my favorite colleagues in the business and I asked them to contribute an article that talks about “making money from your music” I left it fairly open and their responses are FANTASTIC! Here is a list of the topics and each one is a full length article."

6 Big New Years Resolutions For Musicians
January 15, 2014
By Shaun Letang
6 Resolutions

"...After my well received 2013 post (still useful today), below are 6 resolutions you can ‘borrow’ to help get your music career on track this year. Feel free to use as many or as few of them as you please. All I ask is that any you do decide to go with, stick with them for the duration."



Selected Events


Millennium Stage in February


The schedule for the free performances at 6 p.m.can be viewed at www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium

Buddy Holly Tribute Show
Saturday, February 1
at Blob's Park Bavarian Beer Garden, 8024 Max Blob's Park Road, Jessup, MD
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Order tickets: Buddy Holly or by calling 1-800-838-3006 www.blobspark.net

Featuring: David Kitchen, the Flea Bops, Billy Coulter, Honky Tonk Confidential, Ruthie and the Wranglers, the Jelly Roll Mortals, Four Star Combo, Dede Wyland, and Willy Barry.

A nine band tribute on the 55th Anniversary of the fateful Winter Dance Party plane crash, featuring the music of rock n’ roll legend Buddy Holly and fellow tour stars Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. The show includes MC Colin Davies, radio deejay and writer for "Now Dig This" (U.K. rockabilly magazine)

DC Music Salon: Beatles first US Show,
Washington Coliseum, 50th Anniversary
7-9 pm
at the Watha T. Daniel Library in Shaw, 1630 7th St NW, WDC
Free
www.facebook.com/events

The Beatles first concert in the United States was at the Washington Coliseum (3rd & M., NE) on February 11, 1964. They'll screen the show in its entirety and have a conversation with those who were there firsthand... or wish they were. Among them: Tom Carrico (former manager of Mary Chapin Carpenter, etc.), and Naomi Banks and her Coliseum scrapbook (she lived on the block, worked at the venue). Washingtoniana (DC Public Library's archive) will display great photos from the Washington Star newspaper and other surprises.

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New Releases



Trenton Cokley, from Traces of Blue, has released a new EP titled "Heal Our Hearts." facebook.com/bluetraces

Tosin has a new album, "Life Begins" and will be having a CD release party at Strathmore on February 7. facebook.com/tosinbeats

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WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

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WAMA News - February 08, 2014

Postby askmike » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:01 pm

The 28th WammiesTM Update


WAMA, BMI, the City of Falls Church
and the State Theatre present

28th Wammies Award Show
Sun. February 16th
8 pm
at the State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Performers

Black Alley
Jumpin' Jupiter
Mary Alouette
Vegas With Randolph
Others TBA
The pre-show VIP Reception for Sponsors and Press will be at Argia's.
Daisy Castro & The Gypsy Moths will be the featured performer.

Bob Perilla & Big Hillbilly Bluegrass will be the band at the After Party.

To purchase tickets and Sponsor/Patron Tables to the area's Biggest Party of the Year,
click TIX. Tickets ordered by Sun. Feb. 9th will be mailed to you, so you can save time getting in the State Theatre!

28th Wammies Ballot
The 28th Wammies Ballot is due TODAY THURS. FEB 6th at midnight.
Don't forget to VOTE
Remember: Only current WAMA Members can vote. Need to join or renew?
Click JOIN

Wammies Advertising
The Wammies offer a great opportunity to publized your name or band, either as a ad in the Wammies program or in the WAMA Newsletter. For reasonable rates, go to Ads, or call 703-368-3300. Deadline extended to Feb. 8th for ads for the Wammies Program.

28th Wammie Nomination CD
WAMA and House Studio DC will be putting together a 28th Wammie Nomination CD for this years Wammies, which will be available online and the night of the award show. Any Artist who was nominated for an award on the 28th Wammies Ballot may be included on this compilation album.

To be included in this years 28th Wammie Nomination CD, please send nominated track info to jake@housestudiodc.com with subject line (2014 Wammie nomination CD release form). Then follow the directions on the corresponding email. Limited amount of spots are available so get tracks in now! The album will be sold both the night of the event and available online. Submissions deadline is February 14th!

Fan Favorite Award
Vote for your Fan Favorite by clicking FAV.
Unlike the Wammies Ballot, you do not have to be WAMA member to vote for the Fan Favorite Award. So tell all your friends to vote!



National & International Music News


SoundExchange Celebrates $170M Paid to Artists in 2013
February 5, 2014
Paid

"SoundExchange celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record $170.4 million paid out to artists in the fourth quarter of last year, with a total all-time high of $590.4 million for the year, a 28% increase over 2012."

YouTube Has Paid Out $1 Billion to Music Industry In Last Few Years
February 3, 2014
By Alex Pham
MorePaid

"Google Inc. disclosed on Sunday that its YouTube video platform has paid out more than $1 billion to music rights holders "over the last several years," putting the California technology company among the top sources of digital revenue for the embattled music industry outside of download sales."


Local Notes



Photos: The Chuck Brown Memorial Park Installation Finalists
Jan. 28, 2014
By Sarah Anne Hughes
Chuck

"While the Chuck Brown Memorial Park won't be as grand as it was original designed to be, it will still be home to an essential element: an installation to represent and honor the Godfather of Go-Go himself.

Two artists and a team were selected as finalists for the project by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the work of two of those finalists can be seen above in the gallery."

Video Views


How I beat stage fright
January 28, 2014
By Chris Robley
Jitters

"...Joe Kowan (aka “J-Krafty“) gave a TED Talk that was featured last week as a “Talk of the Day” on TED.com. It’s about his experience dealing with intense stage fright during a series of open mic performances, and — how very TEDish of him — the way he creatively worked through that dilemma."


Online Resources


How to throw a successful listening party
February 3, 2014
By Danielle Look
I Hear You

"There are a multitude of ways to get a blogger to notice your music. One is through writing a really well-crafted outreach email that gives the writer all the information they need to quickly determine who you are and what you sound like. But in today’s vast world of digital distribution, sometimes releasing a great body of work isn’t even enough to stand out amongst all the noise."

10 steps to sell out your next show
January 27, 2014
By Ari Herstand
10 Steps

"There’s no point in playing a show if no one shows up. Just listing a show on your Facebook Page will not bring people. Bands sometimes think that all they need to do is go on tour and get their shows listed on the venue’s website and people will magically show up because they are a ‘touring band’ far away from home. You must understand that venues do not promote their shows. They can’t. They have just too many. It is the reason Venues work with Promoters or expect bands to bring 100% of the crowd."



Workshops


Artist in Residence Education Workshop with Nistha Raj:
Hindustani Classical Music
Weds. Feb. 19
7:30 pm
at Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
Free, but tickets required
Reserve at
Raj Workshop

Hindustani classical music is an ancient art form that originated in the Indian sub-continent in the Vedic times more than 5000 years ago. It is one of the two subgenres of Indian classical music, the other being Carnatic music, the classical tradition of South India. The music is based on raaga (melody) and taal (rhythm). Discover what raaga(s) are and why they are played according to time of day and season as well as exploring the common rhythmic structures played on the tabla (drum). Learn about the inclusion of the western violin to this tradition and the major differences between Hindustani and Western classical violin.

Artist in Residence Education Workshop with Christie Dashiell:
A Jazz Journey
Tues. Feb. 25
7:30 pm
at Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
Free, but tickets required
Reserve at Dashiell Workshop

This workshop is designed to take the audience on a journey through jazz history. The program will explore several of the eras, essential elements, and key figures of jazz music. It will also include performances of popular standards and contemporary compositions such as “Take the A Train”, “So What” and “Night Dreamer”, and give the audience an opportunity to join in and participate.

Songwriting: "Digging Deeper”
four Tuesday evenings, March 4 through 25
7:30 to 9:30 pm
at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, MD
Members of wAMA and SAW also receive The Writer's Center member discount
Call 301-654-8664 for details Writer's Center

The class is designed either for those who took the fall Songwriting 101 class or experienced songwriters looking to dig deeper in to their writing. A portion of each class will be spent reading/hearing each other’s songs and critiquing them for an eye on where they work and what needs improvement. We will explore songwriting techniques and devices that help move the process forward. We will explore writing to various grooves and work with writing "assignments" that give inspiration to spend time writing.



Selected Events


FSGW Mini-Fest
Sat. Feb. 8
noon - 10:30 pm
at the Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD
Ticket info at FSGW

Too many local performers to list, with two all-day dance tracks and seven workshop and performance sites, plus unscheduled hallway shenanigans.

For Mercy Reunion & Benefit Concert
Sat. Feb. 8
6:30 pm
at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA
$15
amminjava.com

Benefits the Tahirih Justice Center, an organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence.

Govinda Gallery Vinyl Lounge Art Receptions:
"Martyrs of Rock"
Thurs. Feb. 13
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm
at Gypsy Sally's, 3401 K Street NW, WDC
Martyrs of Rock

Paintings by Walter Egan and "The Golden Doors to Infinity" by William Adair. Following Driftwood, free Walter Egan performance celebrating the release of the CD "Myth America."

Victorious Secret Benefit Showcase
Mon. Feb. 17
6 pm
at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA
$10 adv/$13 day of
jamminjava.com

Performers: Feed God Cabbage, Carter Louthian of Damnation, Hoonie Kim & Madeleine Chalk, Ivy & Ariana of Solace Music

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has launched their inaugural 2014 Student of the Year campaign in the DC area. Sixteen high school candidates have been nominated to raise a minimum of $10,000 in six weeks. One of those candidates is Langley High School senior Sloane Tucker. Sloane entered the race in honor of her cousin Yannick, whose battle with Hodgkin lymphoma is in its sixth year. Tucker and her team "Victorious Secret" (VS) aspire to bring the local community together at the Victorious Secret Benefit Showcase to help improve the lives of cancer patients around the nation through your charitable donations. Art is the centerpiece of this event. Local young and talented visual artists will be displaying and selling their original works to benefit LLS. Proceeds directly benefit LLS.









WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

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News presented in this newsletter is for informational purposes only,
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